The Russian government has denied it is planning a military attack but has not denied the movements. Trains have been spotted also carrying tanks and rocket artillery launchers across Russia.
In a phone call to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, Mr Johnson “reaffirmed his unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said a Downing
Ukraine yesterday stepped up calls for the country to be allowed to join Nato.
In a phone call yesterday with Jens Stoltenberg, Nato Secretary General, Mr Zelensky said: “Nato is the only way to end the war in Donbass.”
Russian-supported separatists continue to fight a war against the Kiev government in the war-torn region of Ukraine.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said those living in eastern Ukraine would not accept Nato membership.
He said: “So far we’re not seeing an intention by the Ukrainian side to somehow calm down and move away from belligerent topics.”